Average Software Developer Salary in Los Angeles, California

$81,473
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,906
Bonus
$4,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Software Developer in Los Angeles, California is $81,473.
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$52k
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$81k
90%
$112k
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Salary
$52k - $112k
Bonus
$506 - $14k
Profit Sharing
$2 - $12k
Total Pay
$49k - $117k

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Job Description for Software Developer

Software Developer Tasks
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded, multi-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.

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Popular Skills for Software Developer

Skills in SQL, C# Programming Language and .NET are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Java and JavaScript.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Developer

An entry-level Software Developer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $68,215 based on 45 salaries. An early career Software Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,240 based on 189 salaries. A mid-career Software Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,336 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Software Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,070 based on 33 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $97,602.
Employees with Software Developer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 24.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (10.4% more) and New York, New York (8.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (14.2% less), Austin, Texas (10.3% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (8.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 339 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.3%
Early Career
55.8%
Mid Career
16.8%
Experienced
9.7%
Late Career
4.4%